Trump, Kim co-star in U.S.-made summit film mixing propaganda, Hollywood

13 June 2018

U.S. President Donald Trump said he urged Kim and other North Korean officials to watch a four-minute video produced before the Singapore summit. The video was produced by the U.S. government to help persuade Kim to make a deal, a White House official said.

It mixes both Hollywood and propaganda film tropes that play over a pulsing orchestral score. At one point, the video features a montage suggesting what a more prosperous future for North Korea could look like if it agreed to give up its nuclear arsenal.

Then later, a video sequence suggests what the impoverished North Korea could look like. The credit on the video said it was produced by Destiny Pictures.

During the summit, Trump and Kim reached a broad agreement that North Korea would move toward denuclearising the Korean peninsula. The United States also committed to providing security guarantees and suspending military exercises with long-time ally South Korea.